September is drawing to a close. Here are a few more September poems: “I have come to a still, but not a deep center, A point outside the glittering current; My eyes stare at the bottom of a river, At the irregular stones, iridescent sandgrains, My mind moves in more than one place, InContinue reading “What I love is near at hand”
Here’s a poem by Gary Snyder: Prayer for the Great Family – Gary Snyder/Turtle Island Gratitude to Mother Earth, sailing through night and day— and to her soil: rich, rare and sweet in our minds so be it. Gratitude to Plants, the sun-facing, light-changing leaf and fine root-hairs; standing still through windContinue reading “for loved ones who have traveled to the western lands”
My ninth book of poetry , Not Only/But Also, was released this week. The publisher is Duck Lake Books! Here is the first poem in the book: What You Can’t Know When You’re Young How the big girl with the baby face turns into the woman with bags under her eyes and the fine skinsContinue reading “My new book!”
I wrote this poem about a year after the attack of September 11, 2001: Physics for Poets The realm of quantum theory is the very small- Relativity deals with the very large or the very fast- Gravity is the central mystery of our created universe. I see the man falling theContinue reading “Terminal Velocity”
“Crossing to September” photo by Ann Leshy Wood First entry for September. It’s cool and cloudy here, while a terrible hurricane looms off the Carolina coast. I love this poem by Sara Teasdale: September Midnight “Lyric night of the lingering Indian summer, Shadowy fields that are scentless but full ofContinue reading “Murmur your mute benediction”
Caterpillars, not felines! Yesterday afternoon, I saw about twelve caterpillars on the milkweed plants and the fennel in our courtyard. Cause for rejoicing!